POOL JUMPS AND UNDERWATER SHOTS
Newlyweds cool off with a first swim together.
PHOTOGRAPH BY DYLAN VAN WEELDEN
At The Monkey Tree Hotel, this couple jumped in for a photo after their poolside ceremony in July.
PHOTOGRAPH COURTESY TRACY AND MARK SNEAK PEEKS
script signs and large letters
Say it in lights. Or really big lights.
From signature phrases at
The Lautner Compound to initials joined with an ampersand at Parker Palm Springs, illuminated typography adds some bright to the night. Script signs speak to the hand-lettered trend while oversize letters are a photogenic addition to the grand entrance.
PHOTOGRAPH BY MICHAEL SEGAL PHOTOGRAPHY
rose gold and copper
Heavy metals strike a chord.
With a backdrop of a triangle garland suspended from the ceiling and strings of lights hung vertically across the stage, the reception tables at Pioneertown Sound Stage shimmer with copper mugs, flatware, and votives.
champagne pops and pouring towers
Now that’s a generous pour.
While some couples are staging photos as they pop the cork and let the fizz fly, others opt for a champagne tower. Strategically placed glasses let the bubbly rain down from tier to tier in a mesmerizing display.
ALPACAS AND DRESSED-UP DOGS
These furry faces brighten the day.
PHOTOGRAPH BY ASHLEY GOLOVIN
Luigi the alpaca made his way from Rah-Rah Ranch in West Oak Hills, California, to Saguaro Palm Springs. “As surprise guests, they bring smiles to everyone at the wedding,” says Stephany Wilder, the hotel’s director of special events. Below left: To match the groom and groomsmen, Mack wore a custom gray suit (with a pouch for the rings) by Patt Savastano of Spoiled Dog Designs.
PHOTOGRAPH BY JENNIFER MOUNT